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Cranston High School West

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted January 11, 2014

My daughter is currently in the 11th grade and has attended Cranston West since the 9th, She has been diagnoised with Sever Anxiety and is on the Autism Spectrum the whole facility has gone above and beyond to make my daughter comfortable and safe and beleive me it hasent been easy for all of us and at times wanted to give up but they keep trying differnt things to aleveate her anexity . . I especially want to thank her social worker Ms. Lorna Thompson has been especially helpful and i couldnt thank her enough for all her help and compasion with my daughter ,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

Cranston West is just a FANTASTIC SCHOOL...plain and simple. My two sons have matriculated through so I have been involved with the school for 7 years running. The teachers are serious and involved. The new principal has brought new passion and energy to the school. The curriculum is large enough to interest any student and there is a wealth of extra curriculum activities...art, music, theater, sports and academic clubs. My children have thrived in this environment and thoroughly enjoyed their high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

My son started at this school with a "B" average and within 6 months he was failing. There are too many students in the classes and not enough effort from the teachers to care about the students that need help. I removed my son from this school to try to salvage his education and GPA, with the taxes I pay to live in this community they need to think about why so many kids do so poorly at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

This school has gone down the tubes. There aren't enough classes, the building is a dump, there is little regard for education, and there are bomb threats every other week.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

The educators, staff, students and parents have a passion for education and extra curriclar activities, especiallly sports. They all offer a team spirit and an enthusiastic attitude toward educating the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

Cranston West is an overall great school. Along with the school it also offers enrollment in the career and technical center program.The administration is involved in keeping a safe environment and they 2 follow the rule that they enforce. The teachers are friendly and involved in student progress. West has a Fantastic band program and other extracurricular activities. Student and parent involvement in extra curriculars is super. However, I feel that 'honors' classes are easier than college prep classes. Plus, you receive better teacher student feedback and you get treated with a little more respect. Overall, CHSW is a great school!
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

428 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

428 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

427 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students30%
Female28%
Male32%
Black or African American7%
Asian30%
Hispanic or Latino11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged students21%
Not economically disadvantaged students33%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American65%
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latino75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students80%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Writing

All Students48%
Female55%
Male40%
Black or African American29%
Asian50%
Hispanic or Latino32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged students38%
Not economically disadvantaged students49%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 64%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Cranston, RI 02920
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